Douglas John Bowen

Douglas John Bowen

Douglas John Bowen is Managing Editor of RAILWAY AGE. He also served as Editor of Intermodal Age from 1989 to 1991, and has held various positions at Inbound Logistics magazine, High Speed Transport News, The Journal of Commerce, and CNN/Money. Bowen began his journalism career at the Asbury Park Press, a New Jersey daily newspaper. A graduate of Rutgers University, Bowen resides in Hoboken, N.J. He served as president of the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP) from 1987 to 2000 and again from 2004 to 2010, serving on the NJ-ARP board from 1984 until 2012; he remains a member of the statewide organization.

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Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:13

December employment rises from a year ago

Compiled figures released this week by the Surface Transportation Board show Class I railroads employed 162,810 people in mid-December, up a scant 0.10% from December 2012, but down 0.24% from the previous month of November.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:13

Another good week for U.S. freight traffic

U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume advanced for the second week in a row, and third week in four marking 2014's start, during the week ending Jan. 25, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Jan. 30.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:22

FEC taps GE Transportation for 24 locomotives

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Florida Florida East Coast Railway, LLC (FEC) announced Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 it will acquire 24 new ES44C4 locomotives from Erie-Pa.-based GE Transportation.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:56

San Antonio streetcar plan survives threat

Texas's attorney general will not appeal a judgment affirming the right of San Antonio's VIA Metropolitan Tarnsit to sell bonds for several projects, including two downtown transit depots to serve as hubs for a streetcar system.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 10:42

Gainesville, Fla., weighs streetcar line

Consultants are working with a Streetcar Project Advisory Committee in Gainesville, Fla., to prepare a proposal for a line linking the city's downtown with the University of Florida.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 12:30

Trinity Industries closes railcar sale

Dallas-based Trinity Industries, Inc. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 said it had closed the sale of the second tranche of leased railcars to Element Financial Corp., under the newly formed strategic railcar alliance announced last month.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 11:54

Charlotte funds streetcar engineering work

Hoping to leverage a local funding commitment to obtain federal funds, Charlotte, N.C. has approved $12 million for engineering work on a 2.5-mile streetcar extension, expected to cost $126 million.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:37

Baton Rouge crafts streetcar plan

Louisiana's state capital, Baton Rouge, is considering a plan for streetcar operations as part of a city and parish (county) plan, FuturEBR.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 09:40

CP 4Q, full year set numerous records

Canadian Pacific said it set numerous records for both its fourth quarter and full-year 2013, and offered guidance suggesting continued improvement in 2014.

Monday, 27 January 2014 11:25

DART eyes early access to DFW Airport

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) said it anticipates opening its 4.7-mile Orange Line light rail transit extension to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport ahead of schedule.

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